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Internal alchemy : self, society, and the quest for immortality

Author: Livia Kohn; Robin Wang
Publisher: Magdalena, N.M. : Three Pines Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Internal alchemy (neidan) has been the dominant system of Daoist spiritual practice since the Song dynasty, when it was defined as the complex integration of multiple forms of Daoist  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Livia Kohn; Robin Wang
ISBN: 9781931483117 1931483116
OCLC Number: 297404402
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Modes of mutation: restructuring the energy body / Livia Kohn --
Internal landscapes / Sara Elaine Neswald --
History and early lineages / Guangbao Zhang --
The southern school: cultivating mind and inner nature / Xichen Lu --
Neidan methods for opening the gate of heaven / Stephen Eskildsen --
Summoning the thunder generals: internal alchemy in the thunder rites / Shinyi Chao --
Numinous father and holy mother: late-Ming duo-cultivation practice / Xun Liu --
Female alchemy : an introduction / Elena Valussi --
To become a female Daoist master: kundao in training / Robin Wang --
Neidan in America / Michael Winn --
On being moved: Kundalini and the complete maturation of the spiritual body / Stuart Sovatsky --
Western parallels: the esoteric teachings of Hermeticism / Althea Northage-Orr.
Other Titles: Self, society, and the quest for immortality
Responsibility: edited by Livia Kohn & Robin R. Wang.

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